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If you loved Alia Bhatt’s simple South Indian look in 2 States, let us tell you that it is not difficult to get that very look for your wedding and post-wedding functions. In fact, if done right, it promises a simple yet radiant style, just like Alia's. Whether it is her perfect style in a simple bridal avatar, or her glow while meeting her in-laws, Alia’s 2 States look gives you plenty of options to design your look. To help you out, here are some specials for you. Take a look; we are sure you will love these.
Though she was shown getting married into a hardcore Punjabi family, Alia’s character was that of a typical Tamil girl; and so her look was skilfully done without going over the top. Carrying a beautiful fusion look throughout the movie, for her bridal wear too, it was a red half saree, in typical South Indian style that looked stunning. So, if you wish to have a South Indian look, yet not out and out traditional, you can go for a similar raspberry or vermillion red saree. But you can play around with how heavy you want the look- either a heavy lehenga saree or a simple half saree. This will definitely make you look completely different than other typical brides.
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It is not just the flowing half sarees to choose from. You can play with fabrics and other colours from Alia’s look in the movie. This will give you ample chance to make your own style statement.
Choosing a very traditional fabric, like a plain Benarasi silk or Kanjeevaram in a rich colour is a perfect idea for a lehenga. Teaming this with a brocade blouse in a contrast colour lifts the look even further. Rather than going for the done-to-death bling and shimmer all over, let the style be subtle and elegant, with bling only in the embroidery or zari on the border of the dupatta or pallu. The pallu or dupatta tucked in neatly with a gold kamarbandh also looks great. You will definitely be a trendsetter with this look!
The wedding scene from 2 States is stunning, with the rustic charm of a temple decorated in beautiful mogra flowers. And, Alia's look complemented the serene setting while standing out for all the right reasons. But, you need not have a rustic themed wedding to look as pretty as her! All you need to keep in mind is that your jewellery should balance your look. If you have chosen to go with a traditional half saree, you can go for a conventional kamarbandh, gold coin necklace, maang tikka, jhumkas, bangles et. al. However, you can get the traditional gold designs with kundan or polki to have a fusion look here too.
Brides are no more synonymous with layers of bright makeup anymore. Especially if you are donning Alia’s look from 2 States, you need to be more careful to keep it as subtle as she has in the movie. A well-blended concealor and foundation, with very subtle hints of pink or coral blush, kohl-rimmed eyes, and a lip colour to go with your outfit is just enough. Stay away from excess bronzer, coloured eyeshadow or bold lips. Along with natural makeup, a small bindi and lots of gajras in your hair will complete your perfect bridal look. The key is to keep it fresh, vibrant and simple.
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Not just for your pre- and post-wedding functions, but you can also choose Alia’s 2 States looks for your trousseau! Here is how:
A feisty pink georgette or crepe saree with an olive green border, matched against a lilac silk blouse with thread embroidery, makes for a great piece to add in the trousseau. This will be ideal for a family luncheon or even a bigger affaire, if worn with the right jewellery.
Pastel colours are much needed in the scorching summers. They look even better with the beautiful Lucknowi chikankari work. Alia has worn several bright and fresh colours in the movie, either in her sarees or kurtas or dupattas. Subtle embroidery on the neck or on the dupatta will instantly make a simple outfit look rich.
Bright kurtis in colours, like mustard yellow, hot pink or blue, amongst others, will be a great addition to the wardrobe of a newly married girl, who does not like to wear sarees a lot. These will not only make you look stunning as a new bride, but also offer easy options to dress up quickly for dates with your husband, or general outings with your mother-in-law. Pair these outfits with simple accessories and a pair of heels to look like a glam diva.
Looking as beautiful and stylish as Alia Bhatt is not that difficult, now is it? We are sure our tips will help you create a stunning wedding day look, and a trendy trousseau as well.